Coronavirus support for vulnerable and high risk people

Domestic abuse

If you are suffering and need help related to domestic or sexual violence you can call Newham Hestia on 0808 196 1482.

The phone line is staffed 24 hours a day to provide free and confidential advice over the phone. 

The service is unable to offer face-to-face appointments due to the pandemic, but staff are able to provide advice and guidance over the phone to keep you safe. 

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​If you are in immediate danger you should call 999. If you are unable to speak for fear of being heard, you can still dial 999 and once connected press ‘55’ to silently alert the police.

Read more on how to make yourself heard (PDF).

Read more on the guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse for staying safe during Covid-19 (PDF).

An advice line for male victims of domestic abuse is also available (PDF).